At 7 and 8 years of age, children are already an independent reader and can read most of the age-appropriate books by themselves. This is also the age when your child develops a sense of humor and can comprehend a more complex storyline. A variety of topics hold their interest at this stage.

Keeping this in mind it is best to introduce a range of choices. A variety of writings on the topic ranging from book series, chapter books, funny, jokes books, science books can be introduced to children. These age-appropriate books can be read as an independent reader or as a read-aloud.

Short Stories

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales​

Jon Scieszka(Author), Lane Smith(Illustrator)

A book for children with a wicked sense of humor! At 7-8 years children start developing their own funny bone. This book is perfect to lighten up the mood of a grumpy child with its crazy illustration and stinky sense of humor! Explore in Amazon.

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Exclamation Mark​

Amy Krouse Rosenthal(Author), Tom Lichtenheld(Illustrator)​

It is a bold, highly visual book, which teaches that being different can be exciting!  Simple text, great vocabulary. This is from much-loved author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, whose books are loved by children, parents, and K2 teachers. Explore in Amazon.

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Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote​

Duncan Tonatiuh(Author)​

An award-winning book. The author brings the immigration problem into a child-friendly story setup. Beautiful illustrations. Tackes a tough subject in a sensitive way. A great family read. Explore in Amazon.

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The Princess and the Warrior: A Tale of Two Volcanoes​

Duncan Tonatiuh(Author)

Award-winning book for children and young adult literature. Great art and fun to read texts with a diverse cultural story plot. Parents can read this to younger children while 7-8-year-old can read by themselves. Go ahead, bring a slice of Mexico in life! Explore in Amazon.

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Listening with My Heart​

Gabi Garcia(Author), Ying Hui Tan(Illustrator)​

This beautiful book touches on the subject of self-acceptance and the importance of being friends to ourselves. Around 6-7 years, children become more self-aware and go through phases of struggle. This book teaches resilience and self-acceptance. A must for parents to buy for their children of any age.  Explore in Amazon.

Chapter Books

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Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book Box Set: Books 1-4​

Herman Parish (Author)​

Short, fast-paced chapters with friends and funny situations – these books are easy to read for children who are getting introduced to chapter books. Appropriate for age 2nd grade onwards! Explore in Amazon.

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Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life​

Bryan R Johnson(Author), Cynthea Liu(Editor)

This book is Mom’s choice award winner. It is an amazing 7 part story following the lives of 7 different kids. Each story with an empowering, modern-day message. A simple, silly, non-fiction story recommended for grade 2 onwards. Explore in Amazon.

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The Secret Lake: A children’s mystery adventure​

Karen Inglis  (Author)

This beautiful book touches on the subject of self-acceptance and the importance of being friends to ourselves. Around 6-7 years, children become more self-aware and go through phases of struggle. This book teaches resilience and self-acceptance. A must for parents to buy for their children of any age.  Explore in Amazon.

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Epic Zero Series: Books 1-3

R.L. Ullman (Author)

A superhero book for kids with a big imagination. In a family of superheroes, young Elliott has no superpower. Entertaining with lots of humor and a subtle message on how he makes things work in the end without a superpower. This one has stories 1-3 in it. Perfect for new readers age 7 on wards to make them fall in love with chapter books! Explore in Amazon.

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Stink: The Fabulously Freaky Collection​

Megan McDonald(Author), Peter H. Reynolds(Illustrator)​

A beginner chapter book which helps children transition from easy short stories to chapter books. Written for children 7 and 8 years onwards. This is a collection of humorous stinky stories. A witty, silly series that invariably strikes a chord with young readers. Extremely relatable and easy read. Explore in Amazon.

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The Pirate Treasure​

Zander Bingham (Author)​

A book about pirates and adventures. Perfect for the future explorer in your child. Coupled with a mysterious, back story, treasure map, riddles to solve on the way. A book loved by young and old alike. Be ready for some excellent dinner table conversation.  Explore in Amazon.

Funny and Jokes Books

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The Don’t Laugh Challenge​

Billy Boy (Author)​

With a name as creative as this, the book is bound to be funny. And this book lives up to it. Good clean jokes for children 8-year-old onwards. Something for kids to memorize and retell to friends, family. A great tool to have fun and engage in creativity and imagination. Entertaining for the whole family! Explore in Amazon.

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Awesome Jokes That Every 8 Year Old Should Know!​

Mat Waugh(Author), Indrek S Einberg(Author)​

Another jokes book created for 8-year-old. There are tongue twisters, silly jokes, sometimes corny jokes.  100% recommended by parents and grandparents. Explore in Amazon.

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National Geographic Kids Just Joking: 300 Hilarious Jokes​

National Geographic Kids

This is form National Geographic kids, so rest assured about the content quality. Just be prepared to be bombarded with millions of silly jokes by your little one all day. Simple, easy, appealing language. Catered for age group 6 onward, this book will surely make your reluctant little one fall in love with books.  Explore in Amazon.

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The Try Not to Laugh Challenge – Would Your Rather? – EWW Edition​

Crazy Corey (Author)

This book is aptly promoted as the perfect book to bring along on a car road trip with kids. Fun, silly, engaging, entertaining, and of course gross enough for 2nd grade onwards! The situations in this book will make kids think and explore ideas. Great game for the entire family, if you can take the gross! Explore in Amazon.

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Just Joking Dogs​

National Geographic Kids​

Another gem from National Geographic on everyone’s favorite pet – dogs. Tongue-twister, goofiest jokes with funny photography. All national geographic kids books are worth collecting. Keeps kids engaged for hours without needing any screen time. Explore in Amazon.

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Guess Again!: 1,001 Rib-Tickling Riddles from Highlights​

Highlights (Creator)

Collection of riddles and knock knock jokes for kids. Hilarious illustrations to accompany the witty jokes. Easy read and simple enough for kids age 6 and up. This book will help your young one develop a sense of humor, extremely crucial in today’s day and time.  Explore in Amazon.

Book Series

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Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Collection​

Jeff Kinney(Author)​

This book series needs to introduction. Extremely well-written book from a child’s perspective with real-life and hilarious situations, enjoyed by both children and adults worldwide. This series set is a collection of all 12 books. Well worth owning and collecting the set! Explore in Amazon.

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The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers​

Mary Norton(Author)

A classic book series loved by children for decades. This is a childhood must. We all loved borrowers as young kids.  The characters and adventures holds attention. Charming stories of little people who live in mouse holes in a grand English home and ‘borrow’ household items to live. Explore in Amazon.

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Captain Underpants: 10 Book Set

Dav Pilkey (Author)

This collection of 10 book set is great for any Captain Underpants fan. These books are short, funny, and creative. Recommended for age 6 and up, they are a pleasure to read. Stories about 2 boys who save the world. Silly stories with the right sense of humor, tongue twister. Excellent for kids learning to read. Explore in Amazon.

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Magic Tree House Books A Library of Books 1-28

Mary Pope Osborne(Author)​

A perfect book series for 6 and up. Well written, without violence, the story travels through animals, space, history. The character in the book says – it is fun to read. Series of short stories to keep kids engaged and fun addition to children reading list. A great series of books to read aloud! Explore in Amazon.

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Roald Dahl Collection 15 Fantastic Stories Box​

Roald Dahl(Author)​

A series of books from everyone’s favorite children’s author Ronald Dahl. You can never go wrong with this series. Greatest literature ever written for children and loved by adults as well. This timeless collection is perfect for your 7 and 8-year-old. A book series that grows with kids and can be enjoyed by tween and teens. Explore in Amazon.

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How to Train Your Dragon: The Complete Series:​

Cressida Cowell(Author)​

This book series by Cressida Cowell are perfect for reading aloud to younger children or self-reading for age 7 and up. Stories of how underdog Viking heir saves the day are perfect as bedtime stories. Funny and interesting – these books along with the movies are a children’s favorite worldwide. Explore in Amazon.

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The Chronicles of Narnia Box Set (Books 1 to 7)​

C.S.Lewis (Author)​

This well-known story and movie are loved by children and adults alike. Written in the 50s and 60s, the language and era of the book reflects that. But they are still relatable to children of today’s generation. The books are perfect and much better than movies. C.S. Lewis was a master storyteller without any doubt! Explore in Amazon.

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The Little House (9 Volumes Set)​

Laura Ingalls Wilder (Author)​

This is the complete set of 9 books in the little house series. Great class stories of early American pioneer life. This is definitely a set young people should read. The simplistic writing style and illustration makes this classic enjoyable for children 7 and up and adults alike. Explore in Amazon.

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Dragon Masters Series Set​

Tracey West (Author)​

Eight-year-old Drake is taken to the castle to be trained as Dragon master and joined by three other young trainees. The book series is perfect for any adventure lover. Children can imagine themselves in the protagonist’s place and connect instantly with the story. Loved by parents and children, this is a must buy. Explore in Amazon.

Fun Science

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Sid the Science Kid: I’m Not Afraid of the Dark!​

Cari Meister (Author)​

Is your child scared of the dark? So is Sid, from the story. But then after some science experiments, he is not afraid anymore.  This is a popular children’s TV show. And the books are perfect for children age 6 and up, who are afraid of the dark.  An easy and fun read for first time readers! Explore in Amazon.

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Science Vocabulary Readers Set: Animal Groups​

Liza Charlesworth (Author)​

Boost your child’s non-fiction skill and vocabulary with this book. There is information on each animal group accompanied by relevant pictures. Simple engaging language easy for starters to read without any adult help. Loved by parents, teachers and children alike, this science book set is a must buy. Explore in Amazon.

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All About Bugs For Kids​

Avery Rosie (Author)​

So your child loves bugs, or maybe hates them! Either way, this book offers great education with fun science thrown in. beautifully illustrated fact-filled picture books that help children identify all kid of bugs – butterflies, earthworms. The hand-drawn pictures are accompanied by bugs’ diet, size, special ability. Which 1st and 2nd grader would not enjoy them. Explore in Amazon. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to We may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site.